Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Random Dozen #Whatever

I don't remember what week it is, but it's time for the Random Dozen. For more random dozen answers, click the link below.

1. Tell me something about your favorite teacher.

I loved Miss Hermes' English classes in college. She was brilliant, she loved what she did, and she took a genuine interest in her students. She did not play favorites, but she and I got along well enough that my friends starting calling me a "Herm-ite".

2. Tell me about one pivotal moment in your life.

After we left Uganda, I thought we were out of a full time Christian ministry for good. At first it hurt, but then I came to accept and like being a "regular" Christian. When my husband said he was ready to go back into the ministry, I wasn't really thrilled. But a couple of months after we moved here I realized I was happier than I had ever been in my life. I'm not a perfect pastor's wife, and I fail in many areas, but I'm also sure that I'm exactly where God wants me to be. There's tremendous freedom in that.

3. About favorite colors--a lot of people will ask you what it is, but I want to know why it is. What feeling or memory does it evoke?

I like both red and green, but not just in a Christmas sense. I love vivid colors; to me they're bright and happy.

4. What's a sure sign that you're getting older?

Pain and gray hair. Or the pain of gray hair.

5. Please don't sermonize, but Halloween--is it a yes or no for you?

No Halloween. But we do have a Fall Festival the following week at our church that is a hit with the entire neighborhood. This year we're adding a dunking booth to the mix. I can't wait. (To dunk someone else, I mean!)

6. What's your favorite musical?

I think I like Music Man the best. I like just about every song, and I absolutely love the hats!!

7. Are you more of a city mouse or country mouse?

First of all, I'm not a rodent. Having said that, I'm probably a city mouse. Although I would like a house in the country. But then I'd want a maid for the house because I don't want to spend the first day or two in the country cleaning a house that had been closed up for a month. And if I have a maid in the country, I'd need to have one in the city as well or the city house would feel neglected. Wait, what was the question?

8. Did you know that it is possible, for a small fee, to name a real star after someone? (It's true! Google it!) If someone were to name a star for you, would you appreciate it for its whimsy and romance, or would you say, "Are you kidding me? For $19.95 we could have gone to the movie and actually bought popcorn."

I'd really like to know what part of the galaxy you're getting your star from because I've heard of them charging $49.95 for the same thing. Secondly, I think it's rude to spurn a gift so I would say thank you, and I would probably even mention occasionally that so-and-so had named a star after me. But deep inside I'd still rather have the money. I do have to wonder, though, why we have to pay to name a star. Payment to someone indicates ownership, which, when it comes to stars, seems a little presumptuous. Or maybe that's just me.

This question comes from Paula at His Ways Are Not Our Ways.
9. What's the craziest thing you've ever been doing and texted during it? I only thought of this b/c I was about to try to text during my walking video but I didn't.

Paula, you do know that this blog is rated G, right?

I don't text very often. And I can't do two things at once, so if I'm texting, that's all I'm doing.

10. "It's not a party unless _______."

I'm there. : )

11. When you're stuck in traffic or a waiting room, what do you do to pass the time? PS: There are no magazines available.

I start out watching people, and then I imagine stories about the people I'm watching. Some of them would be amazed at the things they've done!

12. If you weren't yourself, would you be friends with you?

Okay, what kind of a question is that? If I say 'yes' I come off as incredibly arrogant and prideful. If I say 'no', I either have false humility or such a low self esteem that no one else would probably want to be friends with me either. So I'll leave it at this: sometimes I want to be around myself, and sometimes I wish I would go away and leave myself alone!


  1. Love this meme and reading your answers

  2. Love you answer to the last one. LOL.

  3. You had some great answers...the 'pain of gray hair' and 'go away and leave myself alone'-I love that!

  4. The city/country mouse answer was hilarious! Boy I'd like a maid too - sigh.

    And your answer to #12 was great too. My answer was similarly ambivilent...

  5. I know I am getting older, every time I brush my hair I see a new strand of gray!

    What happens at thirty that your body starts talking to you?

    Oh well, anything beats being in my twenties again.

  6. Where in Uganda? We spent a year there, about two hours north of Kampala near a little town called Kiwoko (which you'll know from having lived in Uganda that it's pronounced "Chee wo ko"). Our favorite place to "get away" was Jinja. (and my answer to #2 was how God led us there)

    I love red and green too! Just today I bought red fabric to make new chair covers for our IKEA Poang chairs and the living room is painted green :-)

    You had such good answers! Really enjoyed reading through them.

  7. Very honest answers! You answer to the age question made me smile. And the last answer--you might win the award for most honest answer.

  8. LOL at #7. Hilarious!!!


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